The comments to that article are entertaining and illustrate that on the internet, anyone can be an expert if they post often and vehemently (so says this gCaptain “top contributer.” Oh, the irony…)
You gotta love the (at best) 100 ton master giving legal advice on an extremely complicated topic.
These charters are going on in NY and NJ. I have complained to the USCG but they continue to flourish. I keep hearing excuses like, they are non profit, they only operate in brackish waters.